Oklahoma Vet Tech School
Educational Requirements for Veterinary Technicians in Oklahoma
Veterinary technicians in Oklahoma must first complete high school, ideally with a concentration of science and math courses. An associate degree is the minimum educational requirement to become a registered veterinary technician in Oklahoma. An associate degree program generally will take anywhere from 16 - 24 months to complete, and state licensing requires the program to be from an accredited school approved by the AVMA. The AVMA, (American Veterinary Medical Association), provides a complete listing of approved schools and programs throughout the United States. There are online programs also available which can also be found on the AVMA site @ http://www.avma.org/.
Students of Oklahoma vet tech schools will need to complete general course requirements such as English, Math, and Psychology in addition to the veterinary technician coursework. Degree specific courses generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Animal Husbandry
- Veterinary Clinical Pathology
- Biology and Physiology
- Surgical Nursing
- Animal Care Management
- Infectious Animal Disease
- Veterinary Technology
- Introduction to Ethics
In Oklahoma, continuing education is a mandatory part of state licensing and a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education courses must be completed each year in order to be eligible for license renewal. Courses are available at a discount through the OKVTA, or through the AVMA.Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Veterinary Techs in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman, Oklahoma can prepare themselves for careers at some of the best animal hospitals and facilities in the country.